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a book that you're ready to share with the world? get published now, call for your free publisher kit today! the president challenging omarosa's accusations in her new book that he is a racist. the white house bracing for what else she could have on tape. a key round of primaries today, including wisconsin. republicans are running to the right as they try to oust a red-state democrat. ♪ r-e-s-p-e-c-t the queen of soul in failing health. aretha franklin in hospice care.
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i'm dave briggs. >> i'm christine romans. it is 4:00 a.m. in the east. president trump refuting one of omarosa manigault newman's most damning charges there is an out-take from "the apprentice" where he uses the "n" word repeatedly. one called there are no tapes where he used disgusting word by wacky omarosa. i don't have that word in my vocabulary and never have. >> the tweet capping off the day. he retweeted his former lawyer michael cohen, who, of course, secretly recorded the president. many in the white house are bracing for yoeomarosa for more recordings. the white house correspondent kaitlan collins with more. >> reporter: dave and christine, a week ago, the white house
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strategy was to not respond to the claims in omarosa's new book, but the president went through that when he tweeted multiple times about omarosa calling her a wacko. saying she was vicious and disliked by white house colleagues and skipping white house meetings and work all together. adding he kept her around because she said nice things about him. someone who made $180,000 of taxpayer funded money. he did have omarosa sign a nondisclosure agreement. she later said she did not sign the white house nda. >> i never signed the draconian nda. i knew from my prior time of working for the white house, i worked for the clintons prior, this was not something acceptable. >> reporter: her recordings of the conversations with john kelly and president trump have created the sense of paranoia in the west wing. when she was about to leave last
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december, her colleagues suspected she was recording conversations and now the fears seem to have come to light. omarosa is promising she has more recordings and if the white house retaliates against her, she may publish them. dave and christine. >> kaitlan collins at the white house. thank you. when president trump signed the john s. mccain act on monday, he forgot to thank one member of congress. john s. mccain. the president thanked several other lawmakers and long list of public thank yous. he made no mention of the bill's namesa namesake. take a look at the comment from the senator's former chief of staff. for those asking did i expect trump to be a blank today. no more than i expect it to be monday. later in the day, the president took a swipe at mccain at a campaign event. >> i would have gotten rid of
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everything, but as you know, one of our senators said thumb's down at 2:00 in the morning. >> the john s. mccain authorization act represents a $16 billion increase in authorized funding for the pentagon. the fbi defending the decision to fire peter strzok. the agent whose anti-trump texts are fueling the conspiracy claims. making the decision to terminate strzok. strzok should face a suspension and demotion. the bureau says the deputy director has the authority to review and modify the findings in the best interest of the fbi. strzok's lawyer says he believes he had the power, but not right to fire his client. >> we had agreement with the fbi, opr, office of professional responsibility, which is their main kcaretaker that pete would get a 60-day suspension and
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demotion. the last minute, it was countered by the higher ups. he was fired. we were surprised. >> president doing gloating on twitter. strzok is deeply saddened by the decision to fire him and tweeted a link to a go fund me account to cover legal bills. strzok's firing sparking family drama. denouncing his father bob goodlatt. strzok endured personal attacks. >> bobby tweeting i'm embarrassed that peter strzok's career was ruined by my father's political grandstanding. that was a low point in congress. you are a patriot. the retiring congress member's venture capitalist's son said he gave the minimum donation
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running for his open seat. >> family drama. pau manafo paul manafort's case. the prosecution rested yesterday. the federal savings bank vice president explained how the bank chairman said they consisted on the approval of risky loans to manafort. the justice department released e-mails. the bank chairman listed the roles he wanted in the trump administration. >> one major question as the defense launches its case as manafort will take the stand in his own defense which would open him to cross-examination and anything he could be used to be used in the second foreign %-p voters head to the polls in wisconsin, minnesota, vermont and connecticut. in wisconsin, a primary decides who tries to oust a state
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senator. there are enough key endorsements to make her a win, but she is under fire from the former democrat for denouncing then candidate trump during the primary. now governor scott walker is seeking a third term. sad news this morning. aretha franklin's health is failing. a source close to the queen of soul tells don lemon she is receiving hospice care in her home. she has been dogged by reports of illness in recent years and appeared frail in recent photos. she kept her struggles private. she canceled a pair of performances including the jazz fest.
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a tribute to franklin in detroit last night. tens of thousands singing along to franklin's music. franklin's career spanned six decades. >> our thoughts and prayers toer family. ahead, concerns of a new financial -- to her family. ahead, concerns of a new financial crisis. the issue tying the turkey economy to the lira. when i received the diagnoses,
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turkey's currency crisis is escalating as the lira hits new lows shaking markets. the speech by recep tayyip erdogan and the central policy bank moves does little help. the financial crisis could turn into a global one. lira fell 10% yesterday. it is down 40% against the dollar this year. two reasons for the plunge. concerns overtu turkey's econom instability. inflation is rising.
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second climbing u.s. interest rates makes the dollar more attractive. when the dollar was cheap, turkey borrowed heavily. now the dollar is stronger, turkey has soaring debt payments. that will hurt foreign banks with exposure to turkey. fears sent global stocks. south africa and argentina and mexico and indonesia. there is historical precedent. in 1997, a finance at crisis in east asia. a small country and relatively isolated crisis which spread. always when you see the currency moves in the developing countries, you worry. >> european banks are a top concern? >> yes. so what is turkey's president recep tayyip erdogan planning to do about all this? we have arwa damon live in istanbul with more. arwa, good morning.
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how would this impact the aut r authortarian leader? >> reporter: the country is taking quite a blow. based on the statements from erdogan, he remains defiant especially after the lira plummeting to the lows. of course, all this is stemming from two factors. one is turkey's mismanagement of the economy. erdogan's repeat ed ied insistef the markets interest rates. something of a death blow when then the u.s. administration decided to sanction two turkey ministers as well as slap tariffs on aluminum and steel imports. president trump doing this in the refusal to release u.s. pastor andrew brunson.
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that move by the united states is what sent the turkey lira into the death spiral. and analyst who lisalysts are s move is akin to punching someone in the gut when they were already down which resulted in recep tayyip erdogan saying u.s. is waging war on the economy and stabbing the nato ally in the back. >> arwa damon, thank you. some breaking news. a number of pedestrians injured after a man crashed his car into barriers outside britain's parliament. london police believe the injured do not suffer life threatening injuries. the driver was detained by officers at the scene. we will stay on top of the story and bring you more information. police cleared a florida man
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especial epilepsy died. >> we live in a country of religious freedom. if they were white and christian, nobody would bat an eye over touching a body and quoting scripture. when black muslims do it? >> all the defendants have pled not guilty. the survivor of the children are in state custody. the largest fire in california history is mendocino valley. the firefighters are gaining ground on the dozen fires across the state. the holy fire is 59% contained. the interior secretary is in northern california touring areas devastated by the carr
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health. aretha franklin in hospice care. welcome back to "early start." i'm romachristine romans. >> i'm dave briggs. it is 29 minutes after the hour. you can rush to the book stores. omarosa's book is on the shelves. i don't know if there were lines around the block. she is trying. president trump refuting one of omarosa manigault newman's most damning charges there is an out-take from "the apprentice" where he uses the "n" word repeatedly. the president tweeting that the producer of the show called to say there are no tapes of "the apprentice" where i use such a deranged word as stated by wacky omarosa. i don't have that word in my vocabulary and never have. >> the tweet capping off the day. he retweeted his former lawyer michael cohen, who, of course, secretly recorded the president.
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many in the white house are bracing for omarosa for more recordings. the back and forth with omarosa and the white house is drawing a long time favorite tactic of the president. nondisclosure agreements. we have kaitlan collins with more. >> reporter: dave and christine, a week ago, the white house strategy was to not respond to the claims in omarosa's new book, but the president went through that when he tweeted multiple times about omarosa calling her a wacko. saying she was vicious and disliked by white house colleagues and skipping white house meetings and work all together. adding he kept her around because she said nice things about him. someone who made $180,000 of taxpayer funded money. he did have omarosa sign a nondisclosure agreement. she later said she did not sign the white house nda. >> i never signed the draconian nda. which they presented to me when
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i walked in the white house. i knew from my prior time of working for the white house, i worked for the clintons prior, this was not something acceptable. >> reporter: her recordings of the conversations with john kelly and president trump have created the sense of paranoia in the west wing. when she was about to leave last december, her colleagues suspected she was recording conversations and now the fears seem to have come to light. omarosa is promising she has more recordings and if the white house retaliates against her, she may publish them. dave and christine. >> kaitlan collins at the white house. thank you. when president trump signed the john s. mccain act on monday, he forgot to thank one member of congress. john s. mccain. the president thanked several other lawmakers and long list of public thank yous. he made no mention of the bill's namesake. he is currently home in arizona
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being treated for brain cancer. take a look at the comment from the senator's former chief of staff. for those asking did i expect trump to be a blank today. no more than i expect it to be monday. later in the day, the president took a swipe at mccain at a new york campaign event. >> i would have gotten rid of everything, but as you know, one of our senators said thumb's down at 2:00 in the morning. >> he is talking about health care repeal of the affordable care act. the john s. mccain authorization act represents a $16 billion increase in authorized funding for the pentagon. some breaking news. a number of pedestrians injured after a man crashed into his car outside of britain's parliament. police say counterterrorism officials are leading the investigation. the driver detained by officers at the scene.
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officers do not believe the injured suffered life threatening injuries. we will bring you more as it comes in. the fbi defending the decision to fire peter strzok. the agent whose anti-trump texts are fueling the conspiracy claims. the fbi deputy director making the decision to term neighborhood strzok -- terminate strzok after the office ruled he should face suspension and demotion. the deputy director has the authority to review and modify discipline findings in the best interest of the fbi. strzok's lawyer believes the deputy director had the power, but not the right to fire his client. >> we had agreement with the fbi, opr, office of professional responsibility, which is their main caretaker that pete would get a 60-day suspension and demotion. the last minute, it was countered by the higher ups. he was fired.
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we were surprised. >> president doing gloating on twitter. calling strzok a quote total fraud. strzok is deeply saddened by the decision to fire him and tweeted a link to a go fund me account to cover legal bills. strzok's firing sparking family drama. denouncing his father bob goodlatt. the republican lawmakers chaired a house committee meeting where strzok endured personal attacks. >> bobby tweeting i'm embarrassed that peter strzok's career was ruined by my father's political grandstanding. that was a low point in congress. thank you for your service, sir. you are a patriot. the retiring congress member's venture capitalist's son said he gave the maximum allowed for jennifer lewis who is running for goodlatt's open seat in november. >> family drama.
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>> in a scathing editorial, david gloser says this about is steven miller about immigration. if my nephew's ideas would have been enforced a century ago, my family would have been wiped on out. >> he is speaking about horror as his family is a move in the economic policy. glosser will appear on "new day" at 7:30. >> he is talking about the fact his relative fled belarus to the united states. it was america's immigration policies to allow the family to survive. 36 minutes past the hours. voters head to the polls in wisconsin, connecticut and vermont. senator tammy baldwin and leah vokmeer and kevin wilson are
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trying to convince voters they are most like president trump. she is under fire from her opponent, a former democrat, for denouncing then candidate trump during the primary. also on the ballot is eight departme democrats looking to oust scott walker who is seeking a 30 term. -- a third term. aretha franklin's health is failing. the singer has been dogged by reports of illness in recent years and appeared frail in recent photos. she has kept her struggles private. earlier this year, she canceled performances on doctor's orders. a tribute to franklin at the beyonce concert in detroit. tens of thousands singing along to franklin's music. her career spanned six decades. she started her career at the
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detroit church where her father was the minister. our thoughts and prayers are with her family this morning. ahead, concerns about a new economic chriss this morning over -- crisis this morning over the turkey lira and what it means for that man, recep tayyip erdogan. ahead. when i received the diagnoses,
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a book that you're ready to share with the world? get published now, call for your free publisher kit today! all right. there is a currency crisis in turkey as the lira hits new lows and it is shaking markets worldwide. a speech by president erdogan and policy moves by the central bank did little to help. a local crisis could turn into a global one. lira is down 40% against the dollar this year. two reasons for the plunge. concerns over turkey's economic instability. inflation is rising. second climbing u.s. interest
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rates makes the dollar more attractive. when the dollar was cheap, turkey borrowed heavily. now the dollar is stronger, turkey has soaring debt payments. that will hurt foreign banks with exposure to turkey. fears sent global stocks. it hit currencies of other countries. south africa and argentina and mexico and indonesia. there is historical precedent. in 1997, a finance at crisis in -- a financial crisis in east asia. >> what is turkey's president erdogan going to do about all this? let's ask arwa damon live in istanbul with more. good morning, arwa. >> reporter: good morning, dave. the government announced a series of measures to calm down the population and comfort
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investors to a certain yes. that has not really been what it is at the markets want to see the turkey government want to do. that is even crease interest rates. -- that is increase interest rates. before all this, the lira was at a lower pace and losing value. it was dealt the death blow because of the feud and spat between ankara and washington and then the refusal to release pastor brunson. turkey states he has links to terrorism. that led the administration to sanction the turkey ministers. turkey retaliated. then what caused the lira to plummet is when president trump tweeted about how he would double tariffs on turkey steel and aluminum impaimports. in response, president erdogan was coming out and saying america was effectively waging economic war on his country and calling this a stab in the back.
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making it bitter that turkey and america were meant to be allies. some analysts are saying the american move is akin to punching someone in the gut when they are already down. the turkey ambassador to the u.s. met with the security adviser john bolton. exactly what came out of the meeting we don't know. we know they addressed key issues, but the situation remains very dire. >> long way away from resolution. arwa damon, thank you. a u.s. general pressing saudi arabia to conduct an investigation into the saudi-led air strike in yemen that killed 51 people. the general adjusted the scheduled visit to the capital after the air strike. cnn obtained cell phone video of the boys' final moments. you may find it difficult to watch. we have the very latest with
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nima with more. >> reporter: it shows the last happy moment of the boys. the teacher said this is something they were so excited over and they had actually been unable to sleep for days. the real horror is that in this war-ravaged country, the area you are seeing there, this is one of the few green places the boys could be taken to to be care free and children. as we know, hours later, the little boy who filmed that footage is dead. not just him, but his brother and dozens of his friends. as you said, the images are distressing and graphic. so important because it is the images that have not only pushed the saudi-led coalition to investigate, but is behind the u.s. decision, general mattis decision to send a three-star general to be part of the
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conversation. the overarching issue, christine, they have refused to commit to an independent investigation. there has never been an independent investigation into any of the coalition civilian casualties. that is what so many on the ground are crying out for and the hope is as international conde condemnnation continue -- condemnation that is coming. christine. >> nima, thank you. coming up, papa john caused a scandal for papa john's. now the pizza chain is bailing out franchisees hurt by the recent pr crisis. romans has the cnn money next. ...onlout 80% of your part b medicare costs. a medicare supplement insurance plan may help cover some of the rest. learn how an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company might be the right choice for you.
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omarosa quiet by offering $180,000 in hush money. when stormy daniels heard that, she said what did she have to do for the extra $50,000? >> a recording with chief of staff john kelly in the situation room. the most secure area of the west wing. the second most secure. >> wow. all right. while you were sleeping. musician john legend is making a push for justice reform in louisiana. he is pointing out louisiana is one of two states where someone can be convicted of a felony and sent to prison without unanimous jury vote. prosecutors need 10 of 12 jurors to convict. the louisiana legislation is putting a question on the ballot if they support a constitutional amendment to require yunanimous
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jury verdicts. legend is calling out a powerful force in the state resistant to change. it is time to come together to reject prejudice in all forms. the ballot question is about giving louisiana her voice back. a new mexico judge grandparegranting bail to five suspects accused of child abuse. the judge saying prosecutors failed to prove the defendants pose a danger to the community. the prosecutors tried to demonstrate the threat that one took a series of gun classes in georgia in 2015. they introduced a letter to his brother instructing him to quote die as a martyr. >> the district attorney claiming they brought the children from georgia to new mexico to perform procedures on the little boy. the prosecutors have been accused of judging their clients
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based on race and religious. >> if these people were white and christian, nobody would bat an eye at the idea of faith healing or praying over a body or touching a body and quoting scripture. when black muslims doing it? >> all of the children are in state custody. a firefighter died monday battling the mendocino complex fire. the fire fighter's name has not been released. authorities said the probe into his death is under way. firefighters are gaining ground on the fires across the state. at last check holy fire is 59% contained. ryan zinke and sonny perdue touring the fire damage.
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zinke insisted active force management is key to extinguishing the fires. a man who fatally shot a man who pushed him to the ground outside a convenience store in florida is facing manslaughter charges and will appear in court today. michael drejka was initially not charged in the case, but the family of the man who was killed say the new charges give them a measure of hope justice will prevail. a utah man dead after crashing a plane into his own house. it happened within minutes of duane yao arrested on domestic violence charges. he argued with his wife to the point someone called 911. he was arrested and charged after midnight. upon returning home, the professional pilot, apparently went to his company's plane and
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pp police received word of the crash later. you see his wife and son at home at the time, but managed to escape. let's get a check on cnn money. global stocks rebounding as turkey's crisis rebounds. the lira fell 10%. it is down 40% this year. the concern is overtu turkey's economic instability. its president feuding with president trump. it is keeping inflation low. that makes the u.s. dollar more attractive and a stronger dollar means turkey has soaring debt payments it cannot make. it hit banks with exposure to turkey and europe. a tesla ceo elon musk offering more details on the plan to take thatesla private.
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he has named the backer of the funds. the saudi sovereign wealth fund. musk said they approached him multiple times. musk is trying to add credibility to the proposed buyout. this triggered lawsuits of the statements on twitter. papa john's is bailing out franchisees hurt by the pr nightmare. sales fell 10% in july after found founder john schnatter used a racial slur on a conference call. it will cut royalties and food prices and online fees. it will help franchisees pay for marketing images. papa john's stopped using schnatter's images after he stepped down. >> a lot of the franchisees has started new partnerships. "early start" continues right now and the reality feud with the president and omarosa.
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the president challenging omarosa's accusations in her new book that he is a racist. the white house bracing for what else she could have on tape. a key round of primaries today, including wisconsin. republicans are running to the right as they try to oust a red-state democrat. ♪ r-e-s-p-e-c-t the queen of soul in failing health. aretha franklin in hospice care. welcome back to "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm dave briggs. it's tuesday, august 14th. it's 5:00 a.m. that book "unhinged" is on book stands now. president trump refuting one of omarosa manigault newman's most damning charges there is an out-take from "the apprentice" where he uses the "n" word repeatedly. the president tweeting that the producer of the show called to say there are no tapes of "the apprentice" where i use such a
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terrible and disgusting word as stated by wacky omarosa. i don't have that word in my vocabulary and never have. >> the tweet capping off the day. he retweeted his former lawyer michael cohen, who, of course, secretly recorded the president. many in the white house are bracing for omarosa for more recordings. the back and forth with omarosa and the white house is drawing a long time favorite tactic of the president. nondisclosure agreements. we have kaitlan collins with more. >> reporter: dave and christine, a week ago, the white house strategy was to not respond to the claims in omarosa's new book, but the president went through that when he tweeted multiple times about omarosa calling her a wacko. saying she was vicious and disliked by white house colleagues and skipping white house meetings and work all together. adding he kept her around because she said nice things about him. someone who made $180,000 of taxpayer funded mo

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